New Zealand’s Honey Bee Stamps

publication date: Mar 1, 2014
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Bee World  Vol. 90 (4) 2013 p. 97
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New Zealand’s Honey Bee Stamps


Richard Jones


The creation of a special postage stamp is a high profile way of bringing to the notice of the public some element of the history, culture or economy of a country. New Zealand has awarded that honour to the honey bee. Honey bees were introduced to North Island in 1839, South Island in 1842 and 2013 marks the Centenary of the New Zealand Beekeepers’ Association. Agriculture and horticulture are very important to the country’s economy and the part played by bees in these sectors is vital to success.

Keywords New Zealand, Postage Stamps
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